Police take four males into custody in alleged sex assault

Two girls claim they were attacked by four young males who also stole their cellphones.

Area where two 16-year-old girls were allegedly attacked on Thursday morning.

Area where two 16-year-old girls were allegedly attacked on Thursday morning.

Police have arrested four Surrey males in relation to an alleged sex assault of two girls in a Newton park.

At about 1 a.m. Thursday, two 16-year-old girls were confronted by four young males at a park at 135 Street and 62A Avenue, near Northridge Elementary School.

The girls reported that the group took their cellphones and allegedly attacked them sexually.

Police arrived and obtained descriptions of the group and their car.

Moments later, police spotted the car with four young males in it.

The four were taken into custody, where they remained as of noon on Thursday.

Police are urging caution to people as the weather gets nicer and young people frequent the parks in greater numbers.

“With summer approaching and the evenings getting warmer, we’ll see more people outside hanging out in parks,” said. Cpl. Bert Paquet. He just wants to “remind everybody to be aware of where you’re at, your surroundings, and use smart and common sense.”

No charges have yet been laid in the alleged attacks.

The investigation continues

Surrey North Delta Leader